Washington - Today the Obama administration released its long awaited Clean Water Rule. The rule closes loopholes that have left the drinking water sources for 2 in 3 Maryland residents at risk of pollution and destruction. Today's release of the Clean Water Rule is the culmination of more than 12 years of advocacy by Clean Water Action, its members, and its allies.
Clean Water Action's Chesapeake Regional Director, Brent Bolin, released this statement:
"Finalizing the Clean Water Rule is such an important step forward in the fight to protect clean water. We are thrilled with the Obama administration's actions today.
Clean Water Action Pushes Legislature to Continue Stormwater Funding Mandate
and Moratorium on Fracking
Annapolis, MD--In the first session of a 4 year term which saw 68 new legislators and a new Republican Governor, Clean Water Action successfully advanced protections for the state’s water resources and the health of its communities.
The 2015 session began with bills to repeal the 2012 Watershed Protection and Restoration Act, the state moving to permit fracking in western Maryland, and the withdrawal of phosphorous management regulations by the recently elected Governor. Years of environmental policy and advocacy work for water resource protections and programs appeared to be under siege.
William Fadely, Baltimore Program Organizer Andy Galli, MD Program Coordinator
For Immediate Release: June 19, 2015
Contact: Jeff Tittel, Director, NJ Sierra Club, 609-558-9100
Dave Pringle, Campaign Director, NJ Clean Water Action, 732-996-4288
Maya van Rossum, Riverkeeper, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 215 369 1188 ext 102
Jim Walsh, Eastern Region Director, Food and Water Watch, 732-979-6883
Doug O'Malley, Director, Environment New Jersey, 917-449-6812
PHOTO: Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, testifies before the MA Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.